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Globalisation, media and migration

Globalizacija, mediji in migracije

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Mojca Pajnik


  • Prof. Daya Thussu
  • Assoc. Prof. Simona Zavratnik


Elective expert




First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Media and Communication Studies


Students are allowed to participate in the course provided that they have completed the enrolment procedure.

Objectives and competences

Objectives: Students are introduced to the study of selected current problems in the field of theories of globalization. They get acquainted with the literature and with key theoretical arguments, which enables them insight into the theoretical problems and reasoned critical analysis of the relationship between globalization, media and migration. The aim is that students learn to critically evaluate and independently assess communal living and communication in the global social systems. Competencies Knowledge of the concepts, understanding of the problems, analyzing, interpreting, reasoning, assessment and writing

Content (Syllabus outline)

The course deals with different dimensions, definitions and theoretical controversies of the concept of globalization. It examines how globalization differs from the phenomena of globalism and globality, and deals with media, economic, political and cultural globalization. At the same time attention is paid to the study of the denationalisation of the public sphere where the focus is on the analysis of processes of migration. With the idea of “the autonomy of migration” the global is discussed together and in confrontation with the persistence of the axiomatics of the nation-state. Furthermore, the course introduces the concept of citizenship with the study of contemporary theories of multicultural, cosmopolitan and transnational citizenship, reflecting on citizenship practices as individual-collective action in global connections.

Intended learning outcomes:

Students gain the knowledge to understand and critically evaluate processes of globalization. They are trained to assess the economic, political, cultural, and media impact of globalization. They gain knowledge about migration processes and are able to assess their impact on democratization and transformation of societies.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures, seminars, consultations, public speaking.


Written exam – 50%, written assignment – 50%. Conditions for admission to the written exam are submitted paper on time and active participation in seminars.

Obligatory literature

1. Unit of obligatory literature:

Author: Beck, Ulrich
Title: Kaj je globalizacija? : zmote globalizma - odgovori na globalizacijo »
Edition: 1. izd.
Publishing: Ljubljana : Krtina, 2003
ISBN: 961-6174-60-6
COBISS.SI-ID: 126380288 - Record/s in the catalog ODKJG »

2. Unit of obligatory literature:

Author: Thussu, Daya Kishan
Title: International communication : continuity and change »
Edition: 3rd ed.
Publishing: London [etc.] : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-7809-3265-1; 978-1-7809-3267-5; 978-1-7809-3266-8
COBISS.SI-ID: 28515075 - Record/s in the catalog ODKJG »
All obligatory literature in catalog ODKJG »

Additional literature

1. Unit of additional literature:

Author: Balibar, Étienne
Title: Mi, državljani Evrope? : meje, država, ljudstvo »
Publishing: Ljubljana : Sophia, 2007
ISBN: 978-961-6294-87-4
COBISS.SI-ID: 235389440 - Record/s in the catalog ODKJG »

2. Unit of additional literature:

Author: Featherstone, Mike (ur.)
Title: Global culture : nationalism, globalization and modernity : a theory, culture & society special issue »
Publishing: London [etc.] : Sage, 1990
ISBN: 0-8039-8322-0
COBISS.SI-ID: 33259264 - Record/s in the catalog ODKJG »

3. Unit of additional literature:

Author: Isin, Engin Fahri
Title: Being political : genealogies of citizenship »
Publishing: Minneapolis ; London : University of Minnesota Press, 2002
ISBN: 0-8166-3271-5; 0-8166-3272-3
COBISS.SI-ID: 372845 - Record/s in the catalog ODKJG »
All additional literature in catalog ODKJG »

Hot to aquire credits:

For full study

  1. Lectures, seminars and individual consultations
    Research paper, resarch project, seminar paper or assignments
    Midterm exam
    Midterm exam

Curriculum was last modified on: 05.04.2022